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Science Education and Student Office (SOSZ)

The Science Education and Student Office supports and facilitates the educational organisation of the Faculty of Science and is responsible for all the supporting processes needed to organise the education provided by the faculty. This involves providing services to more than 6.000 students in 10 bachelor's programmes, 15 master's programmes and 15 minor programmes.

The staff of the Science Education and Student Office supports students, study programmes and lecturers in various fields:

Management Science Education Management Team
Students Science Career Services, Science Honours College, Science International Office, Science Well-being Office, Science Student Administration
Lecturers Science E-learning and Educational Development Support
Programmes Science Functional Management and Science Faculty Scheduling Office
Quality management Science Education Policy and Quality Management, Science Administrative Secretariat Boards of Examiners


The Science Student Administration takes care of the registration of study and educational data of students. Students can contact the SSA with questions about grade registration, course enrollments, petitions, transcripts, graduation, uSis and MyStudyMap.

Contact: ssa@science.leidenuniv.nl and Topdesk


The Faculty Scheduling Office ensures a efficient course scheduling process for all programs within the Faculty of Science (FWN). In close collaboration with lecturers and program coordinators, schedules are created taking into account various aspects. Key elements include the number of students, sequence of classes, lecturer availability, room capacity, and facilities, as well as travel time between different locations. The office serves as the point of contact for schedule changes throughout the year and coordinates with other services that utilize the building and auditorium complexes.

Contact: roosters@science.leidenuniv.nl


The Science Career Service supports and advises students in their study and career choices, informs them about career opportunities, prepares them for the job market and provides training in the field of career skills. They offer online information, walk-in consultations, workshops and individual counselling sessions. For more information, please visit the Leiden University Career Zone.

In addition to the services for students, the Science Career Service also offers expertise and support to programmes that want to strengthen the connection between their curriculum and the job market. This can vary from providing specific workshops to advising on integrating career orientation programmes into the curriculum. 

Contact: career@science.leidenuniv.nl 


The Honours College is an extra programme for ambitious and curious bachelor students who are looking for a challenge in addition to their regular study. Read more about the programme, admission requirements and application procedure on the student Honours College website.

Contact: honourscollege@science.leidenuniv.nl


The Science International Office provides advice to students interested in studying, interning, or conducting a research project abroad. Additionally, lecturers can seek assistance with their inquiries.

The Science International Office also serves as the primary point of contact for international students interested in studying at Faculty of Science.  

Contact outgoing students: outgoing@science.leidenuniv.nl

Contact incoming students: incoming@science.leidenuniv.nl


Students may sometimes need a bit more assistance in their academic and personal development. The Well-being Officer can provide advice to teachers, academic advisors, mentors, or other student support personnel who, in turn, aim to assist students with their well-being.

Contact: studentwellbeing@science.leidenuniv.nl


Science E-Learning and Educational Development Support (SEEDS) assist in designing programmes, and offers practical expertise to support lecturers with assistance, explanations and advice on the basic or more advanced features of Brightspace and other digital learning applications to enhance teaching.

Lecturers can contact also SEEDS for advice about:

  • Setting up a Brightspace module, including the preparation and assessment of digital assignments, with or without peer review and/or plagiarism check.
  • Using video in education.
  • Utilizing software for interaction during lectures (f.e. online 'voting').
  • Implementing new teaching methods.
  • Educational advice.

Contact: seeds@science.leidenuniv.nl


The Administrative Secretariat Board of Examiners supports the faculty Board of Examiners in secretarial, procedural, and legal matters. The administrative secretary ensures the preparation, documentation, and resolution of decisions, monitors the annual planning, and keeps the archive of the examination board up to date. The secretary creates the conditions for a thorough quality assurance of the assessments by the board of examiners. Additionally, the administrative secretary assesses (intended) decisions against regulations, contributes to the development of standardized procedures, and represents the board of examiners board in various meetings and during appeal procedures.

Contact via: ambtelijk_secretariaatfwn@science.leidenuniv.nl


Science Education Policy and Quality Management advises and supports the faculty's educational policy and the faculty's and programmes' educational quality assurance. Key terms here include educational evaluation, the functioning of the study programme organisation (e.g. study programme and examination committee) and study programme visitations.

Contact General: onderwijsbeleid@science.leidenuniv.nl

Contact Course and Examination Regulation: oer@science.leidenuniv.nl


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